Let us celebrate the birthday of W. H. Auden, that immensely gifted poet and thinker!
Why do I think so highly of him and return to him so often? Well, here are some essays and reviews that might help to explain:
- “Auden and the Limits of Poetry”
- “Remembering Auden”
- “The Poet’s Prose”
- My introduction to The Age of Anxiety
Also, you might be interested in the syllabus for a course Auden taught at the University of Michigan in 1941.
But above all, read the poems!